Icemaster: 2-Step DIY Snow and Ice Removal

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DIY Snow and Ice Removal

He’s coming. There’s no stopping him. Every year, like clockwork, Jack Frost arrives just in time for the holiday season. His aim? To cover your walkways in a wintery mix of ice, slush, and snow. He wants Grandma to slip and fall, but you’ll be there to stop him…won’t you? This two-phase do-it-yourself snow and ice removal procedure will help save Grandma and make you a hero. So long, Jack. There’s a new icemaster in town.

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16 Ways to Become the MacGyver of Fall Lawn Care

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MacGyver of Fall Lawn Care

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Homeowner How-to: Aerating and Overseeding

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Aerating and Overseeding with Brinly Attachments

Author: Shawn Thomas

Determine the Need for Lawn Aeration
If you have noticed that your turf grass isn’t looking its best or that water has difficulty penetrating through the soil surface, it may be time to aerate your lawn. Clay soils and lawns that bear heavy foot and vehicle traffic are especially notorious for needing aeration as they become compacted over time. Using a shovel, dig a small section of grass about six inches deep and examine. If the grass roots don’t extend further than two inches deep into the soil, your lawn would benefit from aeration.
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Thirteen Summer Lawn Care Quick-tips

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Summer Lawn Care Quick-tips

1. When in doubt, raise the cutting deck.
2. A shallow watering is worse than no water at all.
3. Don’t try to “water it back to life” – if it goes dormant, leave it.
4. Mulching > bagging
5. Never cut more than 1/3 of the blade at one time.
6. If you miss a regular cutting, use the highest setting.
7. Like a razor blade when shaving, a dull mower blade is a no-go.
8. If you must fertilize during the summer, only use organics.
9. Consider stepping stones for high-traffic areas.
10. Stop next years’ weeds with targeted, post-emergent herbicides.
11. Mow in varying patterns to avoid creating ruts.
12. Watering in the evening promotes fungal diseases.
13. Flush dog urine with water to prevent nitrogen burn.

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